Well over 98,000 people die annually from infections they acquired after getting admitted to a healthcare facility or hospital. Since hospitals are quite big and somewhat complicated, it can be challenging to keep them adequately disinfected. Healthcare workers generally handle multiple patients in a day, and this increases their chances of spreading diseases and infections.
General Wards and Patient Rooms • Pre & Post Op • Accident and Emergency Dept.• Equipment Storage Rooms • Operating Theatres • Reception and Waiting Rooms
Since care services providers move from one room to another interacting with equipment and residents, disinfecting rooms and things they come into contact with is essential especially since the people they deal with are vulnerable and have rather frail immune systems. In most cases, housekeeping has minimal time to clean and disinfect rooms before new residents move into a room.
Rehabilitation Facilities • Care Staff Stations • Retirement Homes • Office Staff Areas • Residents’ Rooms • All Equipment • All Communal Areas
Children Day Care Centres
Kids tend to pick up random things and are prone to spreading different germs to their fellow playmates through the sharing of utensils, play areas, and toys. A lot of parents have a legitimate fear that they may send their healthy child to daycare only to pick them up later with a flue or cold or even worse.
Snack and Napping Areas • Play Rooms • Arts and Crafts Area • Toys • Restroom Sinks and Toilets • Nurses Office.
Surfaces that come into contact with food or hands collect and distribute all types of germs and are major cross-contamination carriers. Surfaces that generally come into contact with food and hands in restaurants include kitchenware, counters, cutting boards, and refrigerators. To minimize the risk of infection, things that come into contact with food need to be disinfected regularly.
Food Production Facilities • Hotel & Pub Kitchens • Restaurants
Office and Work Environments
Workers in companies spend most of their time with fellow employees sharing equipment, tasks, and spaces. This sort of interaction promotes surface-contact-to-person and person-to-person transmission of viruses and bacteria. How many sick off days can you afford as a business?
Changing Rooms • All Workout Areas • All Equipment • Fitness Studios • Saunas & Steam Rooms
While the transportation of people and goods continues to grow and advance, it creates the perfect environment for cross-contamination and rapid circulation of infectious agents. This may range from daily tube/train commute to a private taxi ride, to transporting thousands of guests and staff from one port to another, to large cruise liners. Efficient disinfection and sanitization of all types of transportation can help decrease cross-contamination risks, helping keep transportation staff, commuters, and travellers safe.
Prisoner Transportation Vehicles • Ambulances • HGVs • Ferries • Boats & Yachts • Cruise Ships • Airplanes • Taxis • Public and Private Buses and Coaches Train/Tube Carriages
Nurses, Doctors, Physician Assistants
Health care providers see and handle multiple patients each day. And since not all sick patients show symptoms when visiting a hospital or doctor’s office, precautions must be taken to ensure diseases aren’t spread. This can be made possible through the routine disinfecting and cleaning of equipment, examination rooms, and reception areas.
Office Staff Areas • Restrooms • Equipment • Waiting Rooms • Reception Desk
Universities and Schools
These institutions need to be diligent when it comes to responding to outbreaks and handling pressure from the faculty and parents to ensure their facilities are germ-free. Surfaces present the greatest infection risks since multiple people touch them in the course of the day.
Sports and Recreational Facilities • Lecture Halls • Student Accommodation
Hotels and other boarding facilities generally aim to achieve 100 per cent occupancy, which means rooms are always occupied by different people in the course of one year. With so many people spending time in these rooms, it’s easy to see why hotel rooms are notorious for hosting humongous amounts of germs and bacteria. As such, disinfection of hotel rooms is essential as it helps ensure that new guests find healthy and clean environments. At the same time, it helps eliminate any unpleasant smells that may be lingering around the rooms.
Serviced Apartments • Hostels • B & B • Holiday Lodges and Cottages • Guest Houses • Hotels
Gyms and Fitness Centres
Gym and fitness centre cleanliness is essential if you run this type of establishment. Clients expect the areas where they work out and spend their time to be clean and free of germs. Fitness equipment, restrooms, floors, locker rooms, and showers are some of the common areas that are exposed to infections as they are high-usage, high-traffic areas. Keeping these areas clean is critical since some flu and cold viruses can survive on some surfaces for up to three days.
Saunas and Steam Rooms • Changing Rooms • Fitness Equipment • Fitness Studios • Workout Areas.
Vets and their assistants treat all kinds of animals in the course of their day, which means they (and their ‘patients’) are exposed to different types of diseases. With so many varieties and types of pets coming into and leaving their facility, high traffic spaces like kennels, reception areas, and exam rooms are prime infection and disease transfer locations.
• Kennels • Restroom Sinks and Toilets • Pet Grooming Areas • Exam Rooms • Reception Desk • Waiting Room